Experiment with ekphrastic poetry and infuse your English class with beautiful art. These videos will help.
Use these six student-written poems as mentor texts for teaching ekphrastic poetry
Poetry: It’s what the world needs now. Choose from these 8 poem ideas for high school students.
Use poetry’s trendiness to encourage high school students to write poems.
This year, I taught The Canterbury Tales for the first time. Here are the resources and activities I used.
Bring art into your classroom by including ekphrastic poetry in your writer’s workshop. #poetry #edchat
Personal 9/11 artifacts and acrostic poems recall the depth of human loss Today, I’m posting some photographs sent to me from a fellow high school teacher, Joe Wolf, who last week tried my “The Stories the Artifacts Tell” lesson plan featured in this 9/11 lesson post. Wolf teaches at Hollister High School in southwest MissouriContinue reading “A Sept. 11 Artifacts Poetry Display”
My high school students take headline poems to the next level Again this year, I chose to start the school year with headline poetry. Both my in-school students and those learning at home created headline poems with words and phrases found and clipped from with a variety of printed materials, magazines, newspapers, and even junkContinue reading “Headline Poetry Reimagined and Redefined”
Distance learners will enjoy this creative, fun poem activity about color!
Plus a new 9/11 resource for distance learning I never thought I’d say this, but I’m going to scale down my September 11 lesson plans this year. My students usually spend a solid week or more reading and responding to survivor accounts, historical articles, and other texts. We often watch an accompanying video, such asContinue reading “Top Sept. 11 Resources and My 9/11 Poetry Lesson Plan”